- Tough decision time now. Hard to eliminate a guy with that many Cups but just not as critical as the others.
- His number’s retired for a reason and he has 11 Cups to his name but he wasn’t the dominant player of his era.
- A great player, but not unlike Dickie Moore, a lesser, complementary light to heart and soul talents like his older brother, Maurice, and Le Gros Bill. To sum up, he was an important piece, but not a cornerstone. Others remaining on this list all merit “cornerstone” consideration.
The voting is becoming more interesting now as we head toward the final throes of this project, as opinion will now begin to split on the greatest players in the franchise’s history.
Here is the summary of the first ten days:
- Day 1: Guy Lapointe (18.7% of the daily vote)
- Day 2: Patrick Roy (31%)
- Day 3: Emile Bouchard (53.5%)
- Day 4: Yvan Cournoyer (41.2%)
- Day 5: Bernard Geoffrion (34.2%)
- Day 6: Bob Gainey (48.7%)
- Day 7: Serge Savard (58.6%)
- Day 8: Elmer Lach (30.5%)
- Day 9: Dickie Moore (47.8%)
- Day 10: Henri Richard (26.4%)
Voting for day eleven is now open. If you are uncertain who is left in the field, refer to the primer in the first article of this series. Voting cutoff is 11:00 PM EST on Monday.